2017 Maruti Dzire to launch in 4 trim levels

24/04/2017 - 17:42 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Comes with higher safety, more rear legroom and a bigger boot.

Maruti Suzuki today revealed the third generation all-new Maruti Dzire which will be launched in India on 16 May 2017. The company has revealed that the vehicle will come in four trims - LXi/LDi, VXi/VDi, ZXi/ZDi and ZXi+/ZDi+.

2017 Maruti Dzire front three quarters revealed

Sporting a more premium look while measuring 3,995 mm long, the vehicle gets a bold chrome grille, LED projector headlights with detailing, sleek alloy wheels and the chrome body garnish to give it a resemblance to the Ciaz. The Dzire has a longer wheelbase than before, is 40 mm wider, and offers 20 mm extra front shoulder room and 30 mm extra rear shoulder room. Boot volume has increased from 316 litres to 376 litres.

Maruti has worked on the interior colours to lend it a more spacious feel. It keeps the black and beige treatment with faux wood inserts on the steering wheel and dashboard. Maruti claims that the redesigned seating offers more comfort and better ergonomics. The cabin is appointed with a new three-layered dashboard, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and new switchgear which look and feel better than the outgoing version.

2017 Maruti Dzire interior press image

The feature content on the new Dzire has been upped with LED projector lamps, LED DRL, LED taillights, rear aircon vent, and touchscreen infotainment with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirror-link compatibility.

Based on the new 'Heartect' platform built with 'ultra-high tensile' sheet metal, the new Dzire will be safer than the outgoing version. It is designed to comply with new pedestrian safety and side and frontal-offset impact safety regulations that come into effect in India soon. The rear seats additionally get ISOFIX points for mounting child seats.

MSIL has announced that the 2017 Maruti Dzire will gain anti-lock brakes (ABS) and driver and front passenger airbags as standard equipment across the range.

2017 Maruti Dzire rear boot revealed

The 2017 Dzire continues with the familiar 1.2L K-series petrol and the 1.3L DDiS turbodiesel engines and both motors will offer optional automated manual transmissions (AGS in Maruti lingo). AMT will be optional in all but the base variant.

[Images from Rahul Ghosh and Bertand DSouza]

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